Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury: the randomized multicenter RESCUEicp study (www.RESCUEicp.com)

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2006;96:17-20. doi: 10.1007/3-211-30714-1_4.

Abstract

The RESCUEicp (Randomized Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrollable Elevation of intracranial pressure) study has been established to determine whether decompressive craniectomy has a role in the management of patients with traumatic brain injury and raised intracranial pressure that does not respond to initial treatment measures. We describe the concept of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury and the rationale and protocol of the RESCUEicp study.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration
  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis
  • Brain Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Brain Injuries / surgery*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Craniotomy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Decompression, Surgical / statistics & numerical data*
  • Glasgow Outcome Scale
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Intracranial Hypertension / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Hypertension / epidemiology*
  • Intracranial Hypertension / surgery*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment / methods
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology